Hi everyone,

We hope that you’ve had a good week! We’ve been really busy since our last Jibsheet update - we had another productive Working Party Saturday, where the gazebo was put up (which was just as well, given Sunday’s weather!), the sheds painted and more of the Training Centre boats cleaned and got ready for the season, and on Sunday, we had an enjoyable day on the water, with light winds but good racing. You can read the full report here: https://horning-sailing.club/news/club-racing-sunday-16th-may-2021/

We also started our Thursday evening sailing tonight – the forecast was most definitely not on our side, and did require us to reduce numbers to the most experienced young sailors – but those that attended enjoyed a very lively (and damp) evening’s racing in extremely gusty and wet conditions. The determination and enthusiasm of the young sailors was truly fantastic, and everyone left with a smile on their face, having thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We have our fingers crossed for kinder weather next week!

As we moved into Step 3 of the Government’s Roadmap on Monday, this has seen some changes as to how the Club operates. We are now subject to the Rule of 30 outdoors on the Island, and the Clubhouse is able to reopen for indoor refreshments subject to the Rule of 6/2 households, which it will do on Sundays. We have made some changes to our Risk Assessments (Facilities & Racing/Training) and Method Statement, so please ensure that you familiarise yourself with these before coming down.

Looking forward to the next few days:

On Saturday (22nd May) we will hold another work party to continue with the various tasks that need completing at the Club, if you are able to help from 10.00am we would be extremely grateful, even if just for an hour or so – please email vice-commodore@horning-sailing.club


On Sunday (23rd May), we will continue racing on the river with the programme as below: 

Series 1 - Recommend 45-minute race (Cruisers longer)

10.30 Reedlings

10.35 Rebels

10.40 Yeomans

10.45 Yare & Bures

10.50 Juniors & Allcomers “B & C” (e.g. Toppers/Lasers/Splashes)

11.00 Cruisers


Series 2 – Start 11.30 earliest (ideally 11.45)

**.** Reedlings

**.** Rebels

**.** Yeomans

**.** Yare & Bures

**.** Juniors & Allcomers “B & C”


13.00 Allcomers Crews & Practice Race – Approximately 20-minute race (all welcome)


Series 3 - Recommend 45-minute race (Cruisers longer)

14.00 Reedlings

14.05 Rebels

14.10 Yeomans

14.15 Yare & Bures

14.20 Juniors & Allcomers “B & C”

14.30 Cruisers


Series 4

**.** Reedlings / Yeomans

**.** Rebels / Yare & Bures

**.** Juniors & Allcomers “B & C”

**.** The series will start at a time determined by the OOD.

Starts will be separated by a 5-minute interval.


GALLEY VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR SUNDAY 23RD MAY - if you can help, please email secretary@horning-sailing.club


On Monday (24th May) we will start our informal paddleboarding sessions (5.30-7.30pm). These are suitable for all ages, and initially you will need your own board to take part. The sessions will be weather permitting – and please book in advance via the link below so that we can plan for numbers:



Three Rivers Race - 5th and 6th June 2021 - Galley volunteers needed before/during and after the Race

The current Government road map out of lockdown is currently on course.  This is excellent news for the Race as it means we can offer either take-away or sit-down breakfasts and refreshments to our Race competitors.

However, the 3RR Committee needs the support of volunteers to run this facility on a rota basis across the race weekend.

Can you volunteer some time to come and help the galley team and be part of the team to make the Race the whole success that it is?

If so, please add your name to Google Sheet here, the rota list outside the Clubhouse, or communicate with Karen Fields  -  karen@thepiglets.plus.com  or Marianne Saunders - Marianne.saunders@virginmedia.com when you can volunteer, on which day and the time slot you would prefer.

If you have any questions, please ask anyone on the 3RR Committee and we will help.

Kevin Saunders


3RR Committee


Overnight moorings/parking at HSC

A gentle reminder that if you wish to leave your boat on the Club frontage overnight, or wish to leave cars in the car park overnight, you should obtain permission from the Commodore/Vice Commodore beforehand. Many thanks.


200 Club Update

There are still numbers available for the 200 Club draw – have you thought about joining?  Help raise funds towards our new Clubhouse and possibly win one of the 15 cash prizes in the quarterly draw.  Top prize is £75.  For more information contact Joan Butcher (contact details in White Book).


Keep in touch

Don’t forget to follow Horning Sailing Club on social media for our latest news and updates – we’re on Facebook (page here, group here), Twitter and Instagram.


We look forward to seeing you very soon!


Holly - commodore@horning-sailing.club  

Will - vice-commodore@horning-sailing.club